Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2011
You may not recognize Jim Meskimen by name, but you’ve heard his voice and delighted in his performances for years, including supporting roles in five Ron Howard films, from Apollo 13 to Frost/Nixon.
A respected voice actor and impressionist whose celebrity voices have been heard on Parks & Recreation, The Tonight Show, Late Nite with David Letterman, Whose Line is it, Anyway?, as well as viral Internet sensations from JIbjab.com, there is little territory that Meskimen has not covered in his 25 plus years in show business.
He was Will Smith’s college professor in a famous episode of Fresh Prince of Bel Air on NBC; his imitations of Jack Nicholson, William Shatner, Robin Williams and others have delighted audiences in reruns ever since.
In 2004, however, his impressions of presidential hopeful John Kerry, G.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Arnold Schwartzeneggar had an even broader impact and contributed in a major way to the success of Jibjab.com’s Flash animated hit, This Land, which topped 80 million hits during the election cycle and put the fledgling media company on the map.
Now, while providing voices for animated shows like the new reboot of Thundercats, Meskimen now takes his prodigious improv and impressionist skills to a stunning new level at The Acting Center stage in his all new one-man show, Jimpressions.
Consisting of two acts of comedy, songs and stories from his career so far, Jimpressions is chock full of celebrity voices, over 65 impressions in the first act alone.
The Firesign Theatre’s Phil Proctor says about Jimpressions, “Famous stars past and present crowd the stage, magically conjured by the silly, singular Meskimen, a vocal magician who pulls characters out of his head -- and even more amazing, like Penn & Teller, Jim shows us how he does it."
The Tolucan Times says: "The audience is in for quite a treat... With his amazing voice and talent, along with a chance encounter with Harvey Keitel, his professional venue and crowd-pleasing is the perfect choice."
JIMPRESSIONS at The Acting Center, July 29 & 30 at 8 p.m.
For tickets and information, visit http://theactingcenterla.com/on-the-stage-2/
or call (323)962-2100